My So-Called Life;
This exchange is fleeting, but critically important in two respects. First, Angela is learning the difference between merely imitating or mimicking adults or adult behavior and thinking independently, the true sign of adulthood. (As we shall see, Rayanne’s inability to do this becomes her tragic flaw.). Second, Angela’s peremptory shushing of Rayanne reveals the girls’ respective stage of development and a change in their relationship. In certain ways, Angela is outgrowing Rayanne.

Jared on his role as Jordan Catalano.


The Best of Angela Chase [2/2]


"See you and me
Have a better time than most can dream
Have it better than the best
So we can pull on through
Whatever tears at us
Whatever holds us down
And if nothing can be done
We’ll make the best of what’s around…”


“My God, he couldn’t help thinking, how terrible it is to be that age, to have emotions so near the surface that the slightest turbulence causes them to boil over. That, very simply, was what adulthood must be all about — acquiring the skill to bury things more deeply. Out of sight and, whenever possible, out of mind.”
― Richard Russo,
Empire Falls